King David announced to the whole assembly: "My son Solomon is the one whom God has chosen, but he is still young and lacks experience. The work to be done is tremendous, because this is not a palace for people but a temple for the Lord God. 12
I have made every effort to prepare materials for the Temple - gold, silver, bronze, iron, timber, precious stones and gems, stones for mosaics, and quantities of marble.
Over and above all this that I have provided, I have given silver and gold from my personal property because of my love for God's Temple.
I have given 115 tons of the finest gold and 265 tons of pure silver for decorating the walls of the Temple
and for all the objects which the skilled workers are to make. Now who else is willing to give a generous offering to the Lord?"
Then the heads of the clans, the officials of the tribes, the commanders of the army, and the administrators of the royal property volunteered to give
the following for the work on the Temple: 190 tons of gold, 380 tons of silver, 675 tons of bronze, and 3,750 tons of iron.
Those who had precious stones gave them to the Temple treasury, which was administered by Jehiel of the Levite clan of Gershon.
The people had given willingly to the Lord, and they were happy that so much had been given. King David also was extremely happy.